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‘He Can Do Anything You Ask Of Him’: Page McKenney Carries On In Salvator Mile

When trainer Mary Eppler claimed Page McKenney for $16,000 in 2013 for owners Adam Staple and Jalin Stable she barely gave it a second thought. There was really no reason to think twice about a horse who had been 1-for-13 in his career to that point. Nearly $1.8 million in earnings later, Page McKenney now […]

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MATCH Series Moves To Monmouth Park Following Rainy Relaunch At Pimlico

The widely acclaimed MATCH Series returned after 16 years with a splash at Pimlico Race Course–in more ways than one–and the enthusiasm shown by the participants was a positive sign for the Series as it moves to Monmouth Park May 26. Steady rain over the May 18-19 Preakness Stakes weekend proved a challenge as numerous […]

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Girls Know Best Proves Deserving Favorite In The Very One

Co-owned by trainer Eddie Kenneally and Brian Chenvert, the former $40,000 claimer Girls Know Best proved a deserving even-money favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico. The contest was taken off the turf and run over the sloppy main track, and after tracking the pace the 4-year-old Posse filly crossed the wire […]

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Switzerland Gives Santana, Asmussen Fifth Stakes Win On Preakness Weekend In Maryland Sprint

Giving the jockey/trainer duo of Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen their fifth win of the Preakness Stakes weekend, Woodford Racing’s Switzerland followed a similar pattern in laying just off the pace and striding clear in the lane to win the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 3 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six […]

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Vertical Oak Gets The Best Of Skipat Rivals

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Vertical Oak made short work of her four rivals in Friday’s $100,000 Skipat Stakes, one of five races in the Filly & Mare Sprint-Dirt Division of the MATCH Series. The 4-year-old daughter of Giant Oak, favored at 6-5, settled just off the hip of the frontrunner around the turn, stayed […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Preakness Edition, Sports Betting’s Impact?

This week’s Supreme Court decision on sports gambling clearly has the horse racing industry buzzing about its potential impact. In this week’s Friday Show from Baltimore, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that issue and hear from others in the industry with their takes on what it might mean for Thoroughbred racing. Plus, of course, […]

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MATCH Series: Lewisfield Faces Biggest Test To Date In Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lewisfield has done everything asked of him thus far, and on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course he’ll face his biggest test to date in the Grade 3, $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The Maryland Sprint, which attracted a field of nine and is slated as the ninth race, […]

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MATCH Series Begins With Skipat Stakes, Jim McKay Turf Sprint On Black-Eyed Susan Day Program

Ms Locust Point, a graded stakes winner for Cash is King and James Reichenberg, will look to get back on track in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes, which will kick off the 2018 MATCH Series May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The Skipat, for fillies and mares at six furlongs, attracted a field of eight. It’s […]

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130 Nominations For MATCH Series Kickoff Races On Preakness Weekend At Pimlico

The first four stakes in the 2018 MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) have attracted a combined 130 nominations. The Series begins May 18-19 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland as part of Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes weekend. The $100,000 Skipat Stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs, and the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Kentucky Derby Takeaways?

There were several storylines heading into last Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The one that prevailed was Justify’s demolition of the 136-year-old Curse of Apollo, that a horse failing to start at 2 hadn’t won the Derby since 1882. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what […]

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